Saturday, 21 May 2016

Wargaming Nirvana.


Been on holiday in North Wales , staying in a very nice static caravan in the middle of nowhere , lots of walking with the dog and wife , but the highlight of the week (rivalled only by a cream tea !) was a visit to the Porthmadog  model shop .


I last visited it seven years ago and was thrilled with it then and whilst we were in the area I had to get a look at it again . I walked round the corner and to my horror it wasn't there !!!!! - bottom lip out time ! , then I turned around and it was there - they had moved to bigger premises across the road ! .


It's packed from floor to ceiling with toy goodness ! , plastic figures , kits , scenery and modelling equipment .


And in the centre of the shop a HUGE Napoleonic scenario !.


It is very impressive !


I asked the lady at the counter how many figures there were - she said she had never counted them but there were over three hundred in each of these columns .


They are 25mm metal figures and sadly I can't remember which manufacturer .


Evidently her husband had bought them in from a collector and it had taken two days to set them all up in the Perspex display case .


All in all an excellent day out ! - if your ever in the area its well worth a visit , such well stocked shops are few and far between nowadays .


My own modest purchase - Stretlets big box Crimean War British Light Cavalry.










16 comments:

  1. It really is something else isn't it? Amazing stuff.

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    1. Something you don't see every day, Tony

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  2. That is an incredibly impressive display! Well stocked hobby shop too.

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    1. Shops like this are few and far between sadly, Tony

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  3. Blimey a time capsule - what a find!

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    1. Long time since I’ve been in a shop like it, Tony

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  4. What kind of figures are the ones in the display?

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  5. 25mm Napoleonic, French, Austrian and Russian, can't remember which manufacturer, Tony

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  6. Wow! Glad to know there are still a few shops like this one around. An amazing display from the look of it. Equally glad to know it is under lock and key.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  7. Yes model shops (especially ones selling toy soldiers) are an endangered species, Tony

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  8. Bugger...we were in Portmadog last October and completely missed it. Looks fantastic.

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  9. I usually check on this website when we go somewhere
    http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/ , great shop though , Tony

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  10. That looks an interesting shop!

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    1. Don't think I’ve visited a better one, Tony

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    2. Tony, could you drop me a line. I thought I had your email saved, but I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

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